"Look, it’s despicable and the United Nations should not be used as that kind of forum."Hmmm. OK, so the United Nations is sacrosanct, while fellow Senators are fair game? Or is it not where the comments are made, but by whom? Or against whom?
-- Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), 9/24/06, reacting to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's reference to President Bush as the devil
"I think he was joking. I’m -- from what I was told, he was laughing."
-- McCain, 9/24/06, reacting to Rev. Jerry Falwell's reference to Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) as Lucifer
Or--and this is just me going out on a limb here--do you think maybe, just maybe, McCain might have similarly defended Chavez' right to open expression if he were getting campaign $ from the Venezuelan government?
Apparently the reason it's the Straight Talk Express is, like the express train, it doesn't stop anywhere it's really needed.